OBC AI Review: Quantitative trading “click a button” app Ponzi
OBC AI fails to provide ownership or executive information on its website.
OBC AI’s website domain (“obcai.com”), was first registered in 2001. The private registration was last updated on May 11, 2023.
Through the wayback machine we can see OBC AI’s website domain was listed for sale as late as March 2023.
This correlates with OBC AI’s owners purchasing the domain on around May 2023, with the company launching shortly thereafter.
Despite only existing for a few months, OBC AI falsely claims it “has been operating for 3 year” [sic].
In an attempt to appear legitimate, OBC AI provides Colorado shell company and FINCEN certificates.
OBC AI represents it registered the shell company OBCAI LLC in New York on May 11th, 2023.
Due to the ease with which scammers are able to incorporate shell companies with bogus details, for the purpose of MLM due-diligence the Colorado certificate is meaningless.
FINCEN isn’t a financial regulator. Registering a shell company with FINCEN is thus also meaningless.
That OBC AI’s website domain was for sale in Chinese strongly suggests whoever is running it has ties to China.
As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.
OBC AI’s Products
OBC AI has no retailable products or services.
Affiliates are only able to market OBC AI affiliate membership itself.
OBC AI’s Compensation Plan
OBC AI affiliates invest tether (USDT). This is done on the promise of advertised returns:
- VIP1 – invest 100 to 1000 USDT and receive 2.5% to 2.7% a day
- VIP2 – invest 300 to 3000 USDT and receive 2.9% to 3.1% a day
- VIP3 – invest 1000 to 10,000 USDT and receive 3.4% to 3.6% a day
- VIP4 – invest 3000 to 30,000 USDT and receive 3.9% to 4.1% a day
- VIP5 – invest 10,000 to 100,000 USDT and receive 4.4% to 4.6% a day
OBC AI pays referral commissions on invested tether down three levels of recruitment (unilevel):
- level 1 (personally recruited affiliates) – 15%
- level 2 – 4%
- level 3 – 2%
Joining OBC AI
OBC AI affiliate membership is free.
Full participation in the attached income opportunity requires a minimum 100 USDT investment.
OBC AI Conclusion
OBC AI is yet another “click a button” app Ponzi scheme.
OBC AI’s “click a button” Ponzi ruse combines AI with quantitative trading:
At its core, OBCAI harnesses the power of big data, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing to provide unparalleled intelligent technology services to quantitative investors and investment institutions.
The presented ruse is OBC AI affiliates log in and click a button (the more invested the more the button needs to be clicked).
Clicking the button purportedly generates revenue via quantitative trading, which for some reason OBC AI shares a percentage with its affiliate investors.
If that makes no sense it’s because it doesn’t. Randoms clicking a button in an app doesn’t trigger quantitative trading.
In reality clicking a button inside OBC AI’s app does nothing. All OBC AI does is recycle newly invested funds to pay earlier investors.
OBC AI is part of a group of “click a button” app Ponzis that have emerged since late 2021.
Including OBC AI, BehindMLM has thus far documented ninety-four “click a button” app Ponzis. Most of them last a few weeks to a few months before collapsing.
“Click a button” app Ponzis disappear by disabling both their websites and app. This tends to happen without notice, leaving the majority of investors with a loss (inevitable Ponzi math).
The same group of Chinese scammers are believed to be behind the “click a button” app Ponzi plague.